Ich bin die Zukunft / I Am the Future – An Evening with Austrian author Erwin Uhrmann (in German and in English)
Austrian author Erwin Uhrmann will read from his book Ich bin die Zukunft (published in 2014) and Andrew Cusack will read from the English translation, I am the Future. The readings will be followed by a conversation in English about the translation and content of Erwin’s book with Andrew Cusack and Kirsten Mericka from the Department of German, University of St Andrews.
I Am the Future focuses on Sebastian Leitner who flees into the Alps without notifying anyone. A landlady takes him in and teaches him how to survive. When she dies several years later, all relations with the world are cut off. While the outside world is slowly dying, Leitner survives in the Hochtal. Years later, Mali, the landlady’s granddaughter, and her boyfriend Ludovigo suddenly appear at the mountain house.
Erwin Uhrmann is a writer based in Vienna. His dystopic novel Ich bin die Zukunft was called the discovery of the year by literature blogger Kerstin Pistorius. He has also published the novel Der lange Nachkrieg (The War Beyond); the novella Glauber Rocha; two poetry collections : Nocturnes (with Moussa Kone) and Abglanz Rakete Nebel; the short story collection Ostseeatem (with Alexander Peer); and two non-fiction books (with Johanna Uhrmann). He cooperates with artists, filmmakers and musicians in various projects, is the editor of a poetry book series, and writes for different magazines.
With the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum London.
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